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    October 9, 2012
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message is the same thing. for mitt romney, the post debate bounce is stretching into the second week. >> that was a good debate. i enjoyed that. >> reporter: while president obama is looking to get back on track and back into the lead. >> we can not afford to be complacent or synical. >> reporter: last month, the pugh research poll had president obama leading mitt romney 51-43% and now, pugh said romney is leading 49% to obama's 45%. >> the trajectory of the race appears to have changed. >> reporter: romney's post- debate gains are across the board. he trails the president by one point. women say they have changeed their view of romney. he's up six points while the president is down 9. and romney
has gained among independents who changed their view of him while, again, the president is down. >> romney proved a lot with this debate and stood toe-to- toe with the president. his favorable image improved sharply. >> reporter: the ad war is heating up. the producers of secret service mestreet asked the obama campaign to take down an ad featuring big bird. >> big bird. big bird,. >> reporter: the romney campaign is hitting back with new spots attacking the president's record on spending. >> obama's four deficits are the four largest in history. >> reporter: with the debate performance showing up in the polls, it's putting more importance on the next two debates to come and looking ahead to tonight, both president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in ohio this evening. the president in columbus across the state, mitt romney
near youngstown, one in the state and he will be joined by new jersey governor chris christy. you heard it there and that is probably one of the most quoted clips. >> mitt romney sharing his desire to cut funding for pbs and its beloved character, big bird, of course. the obama campaign is out with a new tv ad going out with the line. >> gluttons of greed and the even genius who towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird, big third, big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it'ses is me street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> reporter: mitt romney taking on the enemies no matter what is next. >> and theysho pictures of corrupt financial figures and big board -- bird. the makers of sesame street are unhappy and asked the obama
campaign to remove big bird and that they non-parse sap and don't participate in political campaigns. wrapping up a campaign in loudoun county, and that is's huge focus. beth has more. >> reporter: michelle obama is just wrapping up her speech here. i don't know if we're going to get drowned out. but she came here to send a message. that time is running out and, if you want to vote in virginia, you must register by this coming monday and there is pressure, certainly, to engize voters all over the country and especially in key swing states. mrs. obama is fired up and ready to go and talked about women's issues and that her
husband's america means looking out for everybody. >> none of us gets where we are on our own. there is also a community of people lifting us up, where we treat everyone with dignity and respect from the teachers who inspire us to janitors who keep our schools clean. [ applause ] >> and, and when one of us stumbles when one of us falls on hard times, we don't tell them tough luck, you're on your own. no, instead, we extend the hand and get them back on their feet payment. >> reporter: in 2008 -- again. >> reporter: in 2008, obama won louden county and west virginia. and this win is important to the re-election. as the first lady told the voters a moment ago, you are the key back to you. >> and today is the last day to
register by mail to vote in district. and this is friday, october 19th. d.c. has same-day registrations to residents and we'll be able to register and cast ballots. in maryland, tuesday, october 16th is the deadline to register by mail and use the hash tag fox 5 you decide to tweet your thoughts as we count down to november. >> they can take away my life, treat me as a monster but not take away my heart n. my heart, i know i didn't do those alleged disgusting acts. >> and those are the words utterd by former penn state jerry sandusky hours before his fate was sealed. he was sentenced to a minimum 30 years in prison on child sex abuse charges. david lee miller has debails from pennsylvania. >> reporter: the pennsylvania
judge sentenceing sand of you thinky to a minimum of 30 years in prison after five counsels of child sex abuse. >> i believe the sentence was a wise one and reflects the serious crimes. the need to remove him from society. >> reporter: before being sentenced, sandusky was classified a sexual violent predator and made a statement to the judge asserting his innocence again. >> the bottom line, jerry never fringed from his position that he was innocent and that he wanted to prove his innocence and not entertain any plea offer. that is from 2008-2009, the first accusations. >> reporter: a number of sandusky's victims spoke at the sentenceing, describing how the serious changeed their lives forever. sandusky was convicted in june of abusing 10 boys over a period of 15 years and some attacks occurred inside the athletic facilities. and there -- played over at
penn state radio. >> and in the three-minute money on log, sandusky said he didn't do what he called the alleged disgusting acts and described himself as a victim of pep statement? ten days' time, jerry sandusky will be taken to the camp hill state prison for testing and e valuation. once there, the department of corrects will decide where he will spend his sentence. >> the penn state scandal led to two administrators being arrested for not telling about this. and joe paterno who died in january. border patrol agents on horseback led a public funeral procession in arizona. one agent was shot last week and investigators believe he
was killed by friendly fire instead of an armed smuggler. people who don't like the radical muslim ads in the subway system came with a message of their own. that were put up last month after the executive director sued the metropolitan octoberrority to be allowed to display them and to be in d.c.'s metro station. the christian group called the sojourners are putting up their own ads in new york. >> we're putting up these ads that say love your muslim neighbors. this is what we're finding. when you remind people of our obligations to each other, it brings out the best in people. yes, yes. when you have hate language, it brings out the worst in people. >> several of the antiradical muslim ads were torn down. still ahead here, frustrated in d.c. traffic.
one driver apparently took measures into their own hands. sue. >> and hey, you didn't need the sunglasses very much today. we did warm up a bit. and we have an even bigger jump in the temperatures tomorrow. just in time for the nats home game. i will have the forecast for that, too, brian. >> reporter: if you see a story to look into, on there is a number and e-mail address. d e- [ male announcer ]  who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof?
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. the head of lockheed martin is under fire after he's accused of knocking down a number of threes -- trees on his property. last month, montgomery county fined robert stevens $500. the property sits on protected land at the national park service overseas. he said he cut down some of the trees because they were in danger of falling after the storm in june. he's promising to restore the land. and that is not the place you so a car, but someone
posted the video. the driver initially parked in the circle, which he shouldn't have done and decides to drive around it before exiting on to the street. there is no word on whether anyone caught that guy. and monitoring metro now. they will have a public swearing in and activities on january 21st. the agency looking to create special smart cards and riders will be charged peak fares all day and in 2009, metro set a record. the plan must still be approved by metro's board. is america losing its religion? coming up on the news edge, a new survey reveals a secular shift away from traditional values. and in china, panda keepers lured a little panda in a cage. the keepers were able to get
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. more americans than ever do not identify with an organized religion. a pugh research center/pbs survey found that 1 in five religions have no -- atheists and ding -- agnostics make up 6%. the poll found those who no longer identify with a leriel es ' rim lon are not looking for a new one. what is behind the surge? the head of the catholic university, theology joins us now. i hope i got your nam right. >> you did. >> what do you so is behind this? is the economy playing a role and people are losing faith? >> i don't think so. i so it as a wave or reaction
to things that happened 20 years ago when one more -- when more traditional views, conservative views within the church reacted against the '60s. and this is now a sort of a count reaction. i really see three major elements that play a role into the results. the first is actually a mere factual observation and that is that christian families be, being either protestants or catholics because we're beat christians, they don't make as many babies as they used to. of course, the percentage is changes and it changes from generation to generation. sec, it's also the continuous growth of individualism. in modern societies, people come to think think that they don't need a new one. i can decide what i do. if i want to die tomorrow, that is my right. if i want to do this, god will
take care of me. i don't need a mediator and that is a sec, what i think, importance aspect that plays a role and people tend to associate institutions with politics. i use the term in this country because i myself come from western europe and there is a similar tendency there but i see major differences and that was a concern of people who -- being actually scared that christians in america would follow the same as in europe that ultimately led to a decline of people going to the church. >> do you find that on and i find it anecdoteally, people call themselves spiritual but
not religious. >> correct. and that is an interesting element. in many cases, they believe in god and makes them different from allegation if thes, of course. and we're talking about a number of people that believe in god and they re-lay that to a concern for nature and earth. they see god in those things, too, which is what we call under the larger name of -- this is a spiritual person, so, indeed, someone who doesn't connect the institution of church to the concept of god. >> ellen, the assistant professor of theology and religious studies at catholic university. thank you for coming in tonight. >> you're welcome. let's see if we can get the rain out of here and warm it up. >> some drizzle tonight, brian. >> okay. >> and along east of 95. i don't see a lot of rain.
i think a spotty shower at best with the front tomorrow. >> we have had our due. >> and that is a dry forecast and that is getting quieter and quieter and maybe you want it to some coverage. we managed to get into the low 60s and i hate to see it getting dark. the nats and st. louis cardinals are playing game 3 at 107 in the afternoon -- 1:07 in the afternoon and hope can you find some time to watch it. i think the weather is going to cooperate. the temperature at game time, probably in the mid-60s, most of the porning -- morning is cloudy. as we begin the game, we'll see breaks in the overcast and i think players like the cloud cover out there and into the
evening. 64 degrees, quite a surprise, considering how much cloud cover there was. and still below average, dallas, 62; bwi marshal, 61 degrees and some temperatures are heading down and we're going to lose the sunshine here soon as the sun is going down earlier and earlier. while i won't describe tonight as cold, we continue to have some freeze warnings in the mountains overnight for temperatures near the 32 degrees mark. >> boston, 55 degrees and d.c. is 62. another re-enforcing shot of cooler air is on the weather map and ahead of it, warming up. we'll have the clouds here and clearing during the day tomorrow and this boundary comes through and all indications on the dry side and may have some breaks in the clouds overnight and that can
lead to fog and dress will along the east. the frontal boundary, warm ahead of it tomorrow and relatively speaking. it's not going to be anything out of control. the high pressure builds in behind it for a cooler-than- average day again on thursday and with a good mix of sun and clouds and that is into the forecast. tomorrow's temperature, 70 and a touch of early morning fog and drizzle at 70. thursday, about 62 degrees and we'll definitely be cooler. friday, 67 and with some clouds. >> thank you, sue. >> sure. the nats bring post season baseball to the districts. here's a preview of tomorrow's pivotal game next on the sports edge. romney's being dishonest here an independent, non-partisan liberals will raise taxes on the chairman of that so-called romney's former company. gingrich was there too. it's not independent.
it's just not true. [ male announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class?
according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . if you look around, you can see the post season is here and it's painted on the grass.
it's on the outfield wall and the dugout. can you feel october baseball as here. a bit of a chill in the air and this is warming up tomorrow night. the first-ever post season baseball game, game three of the nlds and the series is tied at one and that is after a 12-4 loss in st. louis on monday night. the red birds caught fire. the nats nothing if not resilient. ryan zimmerman saying maybe we don't remember the losses. either way, the guys were back here for a live workout and they would have liked to have swept the series. >> power in the middle lineup. good hitters and i think we'll make some goals and to -- also day, you know, they really spark up the lineup and they can run. they create havoc on the base path and get on for the big
bopperj. when you're playing something like the cardinals, your windows of opportunity shrink. >> you capitalize on things the best you can and i really, you know, get guys over and drive in and, you know with some big opportunities and not make mistakes. they're capitalizing on that. >> last night, the orioles hosting the yank ease, game two of the alds. the bottom 6, os up 2-1. mark reynolds with the base hit past second base and matt weeders scores. a 3-1 ball game. to the top of the 9th now, 3-2. jim johnson strikes out. alex rodriguez to end the game. the os hold on 32-2 to even the series at game one, at 7:30 in the bronx. request after winning 31 rolls in consecutive weeks, they give -- gave him the boot. he's a second year man out of ucla and spent time with the cowboys and has yet to kick an
until regular season field- goal. the vikes. but the big question is who is playing under center? we saw what happened with rg3 and is, third quarter, suffering a concussion and forced to leave the game. he needs to be cleared by an independent neurologist to play against minnesota. if he can not go, curt cousins will get the start. the fourth round draft pick out of michigan state replaced the injured griffin on sunday and he through a 77-yard touchdown pass and two late inner is tensions. entersessions. how does the head coach feel about the backups? kissins and grossman. >> i have the conference in both guys and that is a great feeling to have a lot of times you feel good about one but not two. so, i probably have the best situation i have been in in a long time. >> maybe there is a heightened sense of, you know, a need to be ready, but, i feel like i have had to be ready all of the
other weeks and needed to be ready this past weekend and that won't change. >> reporter: we'll know more about rg3' status tomorrow. a taste of what is coming your way tomorrow, game 3 of the nlds. >> and you and i will be out there both looking for good weather. sue, what do you say? >> you get to go out and i don't? >> and this is a good day, brian. getting up to 70 degrees. fog and morning drizzle possible. by the time the nats throw out the pitch, there will be some breaks in the overpass. >> and back here at 10. the news edge at 11. hope you will be, to.
[ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?